📢 White Privilege: "We'll decide what is racist & what is not racist. We are the deciders of everything." pic.twitter.com/pf7y31Mpd4
— Nanticoke Lenape Bae (@MochaLisaccino) February 16, 2015
EYE am back! Did you miss me? EYE am playing catch up, but here are some issues that caught my EYE to get the ball rolling.
A 57 year old grandfather from India, Blogger Legal Schnauzer and three Muslim students discover what it's like to be black/brown in America. Welcome to our world.
What's that you say? Stripping the Jackie Robinson League of the their title is all about race? I'm shocked! Shocked I tell you! NOT.
Given the racial politics of Chicago and a few of it’s surrounding suburbs, having one mostly white team start a witch hunt against an all black team just smells of racist attitudes. I rarely use the term racist because often times people act on their ignorance based on prejudices and bigotry, but racist ideals and sensibilities often present themselves in larger ways that affect the metanarrative; it’s hard to label a person racist when so much of the system is slanted and a preferential treatment is automatically given to whites. Operating in white privilege often means the subconscious, and perhaps unintentional discrimination of denial of persons of color, but in this case it is clearly intentional on not just the denial, but the removal of an earned prize and more importantly, the title.I can't believe HBCU's(Historically Black Colleges and Universities) are being criticized by the first African American President of the United States of America. Strike that. Yes. EYE. Can. So much for Hope for Change we can Believe in.
Say it ain't so Joe! Lorretta Lynch is Codoleeza Rice with a law degree and the Senate committee is delaying a vote to confirm her?
Today's Must Read
Selma in February
No keener an observer than Thurgood Marshall has rightfully made the point that, with the exception of Abraham Lincoln, no other president in American history did more for the equal rights of African Americans than Lyndon - not Jack Kennedy, not Bill Clinton (the first "black" president) not even Barack Obama! In fact, Obama's presidency owes its very existence to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, both of which were signed into law by Johnson. I know it's fashionable these days to portray half-witted presidents from Texas in the most negative light (I'm guilty of that, believe me); it's just that Lyndon B. Johnson and George W. Bush just aren't in the same league - it's not even close. Think of it as comparing apples with decomposing ravens.EYE Shall Return